Top shot season 4 - Gabby Franco


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VENEXTREME
March 3, 2012, 01:15 AM
Hi guys and Gals,

I hope those who are watching the show are enjoying my shooting! I am doing my best to keep myself in the competition :)
Please feel free to ask me questions about the show, my background, etc. I will answer all if possible.

This is my Facebook page so you can follow me ;) :
https://www.facebook.com/gabbyfrancotopshot

Thank you
Gabby
www.gabbyfranco.com

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9mmepiphany
March 3, 2012, 01:44 AM
Welcome Gabby

You're very lucky to be on the Red team...you guys had great chemistry

hso
March 3, 2012, 01:47 AM
Good to see you here.

spikedzombies
March 3, 2012, 01:48 AM
Who wins season 4?l I know it's already shot isn't it? And I know you probably can't say anything due to a NDA you probably signed.. Lol hadbto ask...

"Sent while riding my purple unicorn bareback through the clouds"

kb58
March 3, 2012, 02:01 AM
Well, okay, maybe you can put to rest something that I've got stuck in my head... that reality shows contain scripted fake drama, even to the point that the director/writers will decide is needed to keep ratings up. Perhaps they'll even announce, "Okay, you aren't going to like him", or, "Okay, with the camera rolling, invent some reasons why you can't stand the others."

I love the show, but fast-forward through all the non-shooting nonsense. To me it's a complete waste of time and irrelevant to what the show is about - skill and competition.

archigos
March 3, 2012, 02:47 AM
Welcome to TheHighRoad! Just watched the shotgun episode - nice shooting!

I love the show, but fast-forward through all the non-shooting nonsense. To me it's a complete waste of time and irrelevant to what the show is about - skill and competition.
I agree completely, but I think the show is actually pretty good about minimizing the irrelevant fluff, especially in contrast to other "reality"/competition shows.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
March 3, 2012, 06:23 AM
Congrats for making it into the show! I love it and have seen every episode of every season so far.

I will continue applying to be on the show for each season until I either make it on the show, or am too old to be confident in my abilities! :)

Both shotgun activities in the last episode made me quite envious of the shooters! I'd love to have a go at both of those target apparatuses! I especially like that the main challenge's target system required teamwork to utilize. So cool!

Pretty much posted to subscribe :D

buck460XVR
March 3, 2012, 10:15 AM
Welcome Gabby and good luck, maybe now I have a legitimate reason to watch the show again. After all the drama and BS in the first coupla seasons I gave up on it.

joeg26er
March 4, 2012, 11:12 AM
Congrats on making the show and welcome to THR.

Overkilll0084
March 4, 2012, 11:29 AM
Welcome aboard. It's nice that you are willing to give us a direct line into the inner workings of the show.
As I understand it, you folks are all bound by a nondisclosure agreement until the ending is resolved (to the general public), but any insights will be welcome.

content
March 4, 2012, 12:09 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Welcome Gabby, congrats on your previous accomplishments and good luck in this endeavor.

Off show:
Which firearm has been the easiest for you to teach others to hit with consistantly.
One that gives the largest cross section of people an enjoyable, confidence building, first experience is what I'm looking for.

On show:
It appears as though everyone, reguardless of size, uses the same weapon.
If this is correct, is the stock/pull mid length.
If not did you practice with a full length shoulder stock or did you normally use one when shooting shotguns before the show?
also
Can folks relax or are most just waiting to shoot and move on?
also
How is the food?

Enjoy the journey!

jim243
March 4, 2012, 12:23 PM
Congratulations and welcome to THR.

Jim

Well Now
March 4, 2012, 01:45 PM
Welcome, and I hope things went well for you. Top Shot 4 is so far the best one in my opinion. I did not like the bickering and the clique's from the previous seasons, scripted or not.

VENEXTREME
March 4, 2012, 03:02 PM
Thank you for the welcoming messages!!
I hope you are enjoying the show, remember to watch this Tuesday @ 10pm

Dr.Rob
March 4, 2012, 03:25 PM
Glad to have you aboard and looking forward to watching the show.

How many shots or how much trigger time did you actually get with the BAR before the head to head?

longhair75
March 4, 2012, 03:36 PM
Welcome Gabby!

I have really enjoyed watching you shoot.

buck1032
March 4, 2012, 06:04 PM
Good luck! My wife and I are pulling for you to win!

GarySTL
March 4, 2012, 06:10 PM
Welcome, and as the others have said, good luck!

mgmorden
March 4, 2012, 06:11 PM
Hi. I was almost mad when I read the title as I hadn't watched last week's episode yet and figured somebody was posting that you were eliminated. You shoot great and I hope you go far. :)

chuck p
March 4, 2012, 06:23 PM
Welcome and good luck
Chuck

VENEXTREME
March 5, 2012, 05:39 PM
Ok... I will try to respond as many questions as I can ;):

@9mmepiphany - I agree with you, everything in life happens for a reason and I wanted to be on BLUE team once I was selected to be in the show, so I was not exactly very happy when I learned I was on RED TEAM, however once I started to see my teammates and we started to talk more once we got to the house I WAS VERY HAPPY TO BE ON RED TEAM!! :)

@spikedzombies - YEAP... I can't say who won the competition and even if I could I wouldn't lol.... It is more exciting this way... Enjoy the competition :)

VENEXTREME
March 5, 2012, 05:44 PM
@spikedzombies - I don't know about other reality shows, but I can tell you that I am a regular persona who just applied one day to TOP SHOT... We have drama all the time in our house, work area, etc... Imaging been in a house "locked up" with 15 people you just met, and don't know much about it. Confrontations happen in TOP SHOT and is very real. Also there is a lot of good times, we playing cards all the time, Frisbee, throwing with baseball gloves, darts, we had good conversations... Etc...

VENEXTREME
March 5, 2012, 05:48 PM
@Overkilll0084 - I cannot disclosure anything that happens in the show as how is made and all that, but I know there are a lot of questions more interesting than that and me as part of the TOP SHOT community feel the necessity of letting the viewers know that it is a Show because is on TV... But, IT IS DEFINITELY A COMPETITION, there is pressure, tension, decisions, and it is all real...

VENEXTREME
March 5, 2012, 06:27 PM
@CONTENT:
Off show:
Q: Which firearm has been the easiest for you to teach others to hit with consistantly.
One that gives the largest cross section of people an enjoyable, confidence building, first experience is what I'm looking for.
R: I used to shoot Olympic shooting and I know for a fact that .22lr is the best caliber to learn and to practice and improve your technique. I love to teach with .22 because I can see which errors my students are making because I am eliminating the factor of "recoil" also they enjoy it a lot more ;)

On show:
Q: It appears as though everyone, reguardless of size, uses the same weapon.
If this is correct, is the stock/pull mid length.
R: Yes, we all use the same weapon system and stock are as they come from factory, nothing special.

Q: If not did you practice with a full length shoulder stock or did you normally use one when shooting shotguns before the show?
R: I don't shoot shotguns regularly, I shot SKEET once before going to the show just to have an idea of the activity. I shot with my cousin old Rem 1100 wood stock.

Q: Can folks relax or are most just waiting to shoot and move on?
R: Once we get to the range, the competition is on.! Once we finish the competition we go back to the house.

Q: How is the food?
R: Great.! We have to cook our own meals and we all helped! we were supplied with almost everything we asked... That was Awesome :)

VENEXTREME
March 5, 2012, 06:29 PM
@Dr.Rob
Don't remember exactly the amount of rounds or time for practice, but what I can tell you is that the practice it is just so we have an idea of the weapon... Not much time, so I had to pay a lot of attention and do as good as I could in practice.

VENEXTREME
March 5, 2012, 06:30 PM
This is the video I send with my application for TOP SHOT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oZ1T2jqHNk&list=UU-CiJpt3Yc2oKspxO9R6Bgg&index=10&feature=plcp

Phantom Captain
March 5, 2012, 08:11 PM
Hey Gabby!

Very cool to see you on the boards here! I just wanted to wish you luck and let you know that me and my wife are cheering for you! My wife LOVES to shoot and you girls are an inspiration for her seeing you do so well on the show.

Keep it up!

GeoInSD
March 5, 2012, 10:18 PM
Gabby, I am happy to see you here. Last week I had chosen you and Kyle as my favorites for this season. Sorry, I can't decide between you two yet.

VancMike
March 6, 2012, 02:40 AM
Gabby, good luck! And better yet....good skills!

But I have a question: why does every competitor carry those big ol' backpacks from the house to the shooting range.....and what's in them?!!!

SharkHat
March 6, 2012, 02:48 PM
Gabby,

I love the show and thank you for participating in the forum. I hope you stay and participate outside of this thread as well.


Considering that everything is designed to make the show interesting to viewers, I had a couple questions.

Did you find it difficult to transition from match shooting (Olympic, IDPA, etc) to the made for TV challenges that are used in Top Shot?

Which shooting element of the show would you say made it the most challenging?

.338-06
March 6, 2012, 03:06 PM
Hi Gabby! Have you started any other shooting sport since you finished with the show?

Your focus and competitive sprit really come through when watching the show.

Certaindeaf
March 6, 2012, 03:08 PM
Gabby cool.

Dnaltrop
March 7, 2012, 01:59 PM
Curse you!!! (shaking fist powerlessly)

I was weaned from one of the last reality shows I watched, and you just HAD to come to one of the few forums I enjoy...

On top of that It's Crossbows and the M&P, the only Polymer pistol I own... NOW i'm sucked in again...

Oh well...

Best of Luck, You're making my wife chuckle from her seat next to me.

She destroys me in DAO shooting. ;)

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